Privacy and Selfie: Words of the Year that paradoxically define our new generation

A few weeks ago, the Oxford Dictionary named “Selfie” the word of the year. In contrast, earlier this week, Dictionary.com countered with “Privacy” as its word of the year. The folks at Snapchat must be really pleased, but selfie and privacy are two…

Act to Protect Your Privacy; Say “NO” to a Global Surveillance State!

In previous posts we’ve talked about what the United States Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) is and the need to update it. We’ve also talked about the leadership Texas has shown in passing its ECPA amendment to ensure email privacy in Texas and…

Bureaucrats Want to Look Through Your Windows – YOUR Privacy AGAIN at Stake

A United States Securities and Exchange Commission letter has asked the United States Senate Judiciary Committee to change the current ECPA reform bill (S.607) so that U.S. state and federal regulatory agencies could obtain a “quasi-warrant” to compel communication service providers to disclose…

ECPA and Privacy – Why YOU Should Care

Some may not be familiar with The Electronics Communications Privacy Act (ECPA). ECPA was enacted in 1986, when we lived in a very different electronic world than today; the “public” Internet did not even exist. The primary purpose for ECPA was to address…

Golden Frog NOT Part of NSA’s PRISM Project, Offers Solution

There are many definitions for “prism”; the one I like is from the Free Dictionary “a medium that misrepresents whatever is seen through it.” It is therefore interesting that the government would select PRISM as the name for the latest privacy concern to…

New German VPN Server

Today, we’re excited to announce a new VPN server location in Germany! The new German VPN server location increases flexibility to travel the Internet openly and securely around the world regardless of your physical location. We believe in an open Internet and we…

New VyprVPN Servers in France

Today, we’re excited to announce VyprVPN server locations in France! The French VPN servers are ready for connections for every VPN protocol, including PPTP, L2TP/IPsec and OpenVPN. We believe in an open Internet and will continue to deliver Golden Frog VyprVPN customers more…

Golden Frog Expands Points Of Presence In United Kingdom

    Golden Frog, a global security software developer and applications provider, announced today the  launch of  a new  Point of Presence (PoP) in the United Kingdom for VyprVPN users. The establishment of a new VyprVPN UK server is in response to customer demand for…

    Syrian Facebook Attack Illustrates Vulnerability of Internet Users

    According to a report from the Electronic Frontier Foundation, it is believed that the Syrian Telecom Ministry has launched a “man-in-the-middle” attack against the more secure HTTPS version of Facebook. “Man-in-the-middle” attacks allow the attacker to enter into private conversations and interject their…

    Privacy Concerns Mount as More Smartphone “Location Apps” Emerge in Market

    For the great lot of us who download the latest apps on our Smartphones – how many of us actually consider the privacy risk at stake? An escalating number of mobile software applications depend on a user’s location as an integral component to…